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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 16

Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 16

Traditional Buddhist prayer wheels or Mani wheels are different-size cylinders placed on a spindle, usually engraved with religious texts (mantras). According to those texts, prayer wheels are used to accumulate wisdom and merit (good karma) and to purify negativity (bad karma). The believer usually spins the wheel clockwise, repetitively saying prayers, either aloud or only [...]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 12

Friday, February 3, 2012

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 12

The Borobudur monument located on the island of Java is the single most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia and not without reason. Built in the 9th century it remains an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists to this date, especially during the occasion of Vesaka commemorating the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautam Buddha. The [...]

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